— The Hawaii Travel Restrictions Act of 2017, passed in December, imposed a ban on the U.S. entry of people from the following countries and a limit on the number of refugees that can be resettled in the state: Syria, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, Somalia and Libya.
Hawaii, one of only a handful of states to have a federal travel ban in place, has seen the most refugees and immigrants in recent years, with a record 1,000 new arrivals in 2016, and more than 200 people were admitted last year.
A number of states and counties have similar restrictions on entry for Syrians, while in many cases the U,S.
government has refused to accept refugees.
The Trump administration announced this week that the state of Hawaii would no longer accept refugees from Syria.
In addition to restricting the number and type of refugees allowed in, the bill also requires that states issue visas for the people brought in by the U and for anyone who is in the country legally.
It allows a maximum of 50,000 refugees per year, but not for Syrians.
It also allows for a maximum number of 1,500 refugees per person for the U’s refugee resettlement program.
It is unclear if the federal government will be taking action on the bill as the new administration assumes office.
The Department of Homeland Security has been asked to provide more information about the implementation of the act, a spokeswoman said, and is not expected to be ready by early next week.